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Brevity
concise and exact use of words in writing or speech
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Allegory
Can be revealed to have hidden meaning
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Anti hero
A main character in a dramatic or narrative work who is characterized by a lack of traditional heroic qualities, such as idealism or courage.
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Tragic hero
ragic hero evokes both our pity and terror because he is neither good nor thoroughly bad but a mixture of both
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magic realism
a literary or artistic genre in which realistic narrative and naturalistic technique are combined with surreal elements of dream or fantasy
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tactile
of or connected with the sense of touch
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Auditory
relating to the sense of hearing.
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gustatory
concerned with tasting or the sense of taste
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Purple passage
an elaborate or excessively ornate passage in a literary composition
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The uncanny
strange or mysterious, especially in an unsettling way
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anthropomorphic
giving animals human attributes
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Can be revealed to have hidden meaning

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Allegory

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A main character in a dramatic or narrative work who is characterized by a lack of traditional heroic qualities, such as idealism or courage.

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ragic hero evokes both our pity and terror because he is neither good nor thoroughly bad but a mixture of both

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a literary or artistic genre in which realistic narrative and naturalistic technique are combined with surreal elements of dream or fantasy

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